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    My aunt gave me a laptop because it wont turn on. it gives off a bunch of beeps. the screen doesnt turn on or anything. someone said it might be the cmos battery, but im not sure. its a dell inspiron m5030.
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    How many beeps?

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    thanks for the quick reply its 7 beeps so i know its done. just looked it up myself and i was hoping for something easy ;)
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    sad part is. its 2 months out of warranty
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    Call dell, they may still fix it..
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    Well she called and they refuse to fix it.The thing was 3 and half weeks out of warranty we found the reciept, but gave her an option to fix it for $149 plus we have to send it first and pay for shipping. She is going to buy another one but not a dell. Just thought I would give an update.
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    buy a cpu? or reseat it.
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    board is cracked...
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    Ya, take it apart and then reassemble it. You might get lucky. Google service manual for the model and it will help you disassemble it
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    how bad and where?
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    in between the cpu and gpu under the shared heatsink, its about 10mm long and it starts at, under the cpu tray its bad
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    ah well i was going to say you can try a circuit writer pen after scraping the traces if it wasnt to bad. but honestly i would probably only attempt something like what youve got for about 5min before getting pissed and iv done some mods in my day.
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    yeah she said it was really hot all the time and didnt have a notebook cooler. she kept it on 24/7. So she is going to buy a cooler and turn it off. lol she said she feels like and idiot and her desk has heat burn where she had her laptop its kinda funny but not.:slap:

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